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« on: May 18, 2009 06:05:47 PM »

My mums birthday is coming up and I would like to make her a small box and fill it with different bits of decorated card and trinkets.

It is hard to explain but basically it till be in the form of a cigarette type box (lid flips open, though around 4x6 size).
Inside will be a variety of cards each with a word, eg kindness with perhaps people hugging, thoughtfulness and a pic of a cupcake.

Problem being I am not sure how to make a box like this that is strong. I also have trouble thinking up other cards ideas and small gifts I can include.

Any ideas?

Oops this needs moved to paper crafts, sorry!

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009 01:49:34 PM »

Well making the box is usually the easy part--you can find several tutorials online, I'm sure--but it's getting the materials that's difficult. I'd save your cereal/snack boxes for a couple of weeks (or longer, depending on your diet). If those aren't strong enough you can layer them together. Keep an eye out for other types of cardboard you would usually throw away.

You can always include small bits of jewelry, small scented candles, photographs, pocket mirrors, keychain fobs, maybe some candy? I once made a series of cards for my aunt that had inspirational/positive messages: "I can do this," "Pamper yourself," etc. Try searching the web for inspirational quotes.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009 05:41:11 PM »

You could ask at a cigar shop - a friend was able to buy dozens of them for $1 each - they even saved them for her.

Good luck.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009 08:44:34 PM »

Thanks for the tips, I have been searching for the 'perfect' tutorial for a box, maybe I just need to pick one already Cheesy

I never even thought of the cigar box idea, that would be cool to see if any where sold them for reasonable prices. I even think my husbands brother occasionally smokes cigars, maybe I will see if he has some. Though this needs shipped to England, not sure how much that would be Tongue

I think I am going to make this a long project and give it to her for Christmas lol. I have so many new ideas to include it is not going to be ready for her birthday in mid June.
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